By the time I was about 18 weeks pregnant (my first), my sleep went down the drain. I couldn't get comfortable, I was constantly waking up, I never felt rested, and most mornings my back hurt so bad I was on the verge of tears. I looked into pregnancy pillows, but just couldn't quite convince myself it was worth the cost. So I used a number of standard pillows, which helped some, but the back pain and overall discomfort was still there. Not to mention, every time I switched sides, which is frequent, I had to readjust all the pillows.
I am now 29 weeks pregnant and have had this pillow for a week. I was finally so fed up with not getting a good night's sleep that I broke down and bought one. I looked at a lot of pregnancy pillows and did a lot of research, and ultimately chose this one for two reasons. 1) The U-shape claimed that you could flip from side to side and not have to readjust the pillow. And it's true! You might have to do a little tweaking of positioning from time to time, but for me it's not that big of deal, especially compared to the 3-4 standard pillow system I was trying to work with before. 2) I had read a lot of reviews on several U-shaped pillows saying that they were HUGE and took up most of the bed, even a king sized bed. This pillow didn't have quite as many reviews of that nature, plus the dimensions were smaller compared to similar pillows. I have a king size bed and this pillow doesn't even take up the whole "my half" of the bed. My husband still has more than plenty of room on his side (but he actually likes to sleep right next to me so he can use the pillow for back support too! :)
I'm 5'4" and the pillow fits me perfectly. I'm able to put the ends between my knees if I want, and the contours of the sides fit right under my belly and into my back. It's very comfortable, not too hard, not too soft. One down side is no removable case, but I've already made one out of a twin sheet thanks to the review of another buyer.
Since having this pillow for a week, I have had a huge improvement in my sleep quality. I stay asleep for longer periods of time and my back pain is virtually non-existent. I still don't sleep quite as well as I would like (beggars can't be choosers), but getting rid of the back pain alone is worth buying this pillow. My only regret is not buying it sooner.
If you want help sleeping better at night, give this pillow a try!!
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